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Asset database for the Galilee subregion on 2 December 2014

Abstract

The dataset was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme from multiple source datasets. The source datasets are identified in the Lineage field in this metadata statement. The processes undertaken to produce this derived dataset are described in the History field in this metadata statement.

As outlined in the Methodology for bioregional assessments of the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mining development on water resources (the BA methodology; Barrett et al., 2013), the development of a water-dependent asset register is integral to undertaking a bioregional assessment.

An asset is an entity having value to the community and, for bioregional assessment purposes, is associated with a bioregion. A bioregion is a geographic land area within which coal seam gas and or coal mining developments are, or could, take place and for which bioregional assessments are conducted. A water-dependent asset has a particular meaning for bioregional assessments; it is an asset potentially impacted by changes in the groundwater and or surface water regime due to coal resource development. Some ecological assets are solely dependent on incident rainfall and will not be considered as water dependent if evidence does not support a linkage to groundwater or surface water. The water-dependent asset register is a simple and authoritative listing of the assets within the preliminary assessment extent (PAE) that are potentially subject to water-related impacts. A PAE is the geographic area associated with a bioregion or subregion in which the potential water-related impact of coal resource development on assets is assessed. The compiling of the asset register is the first step to identifying potentially impacted assets, which is the goal of the overall bioregional assessment.

Information about entities having value to the community and that might be affected by water related impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and large coal mining development is collated from a range of sources into a table of assets within the asset database. There are three types of assets: (i) ecological, (ii) economic and (iii) sociocultural. Many ecological and sociocultural assets were obtained from state and national sources.

Generating the water-dependent asset register requires the development of a comprehensive georeferenced relational database known throughout this submethodology as the asset database. The asset database holds all assets compiled for a BA and the register lists the subset of assets that

meet the water dependency criteria, as defined in Section 4. As there may be many assets within each asset class for each bioregion or subregion, each asset must have a unique identifier (AssetID). A single asset is represented spatially in the asset database by single or multiple spatial

features (point, line or polygon). Individual points, lines or polygons are termed 'elements' and must also have a unique identifier (ElementID). An element is a spatially discrete unit and is recorded individually in the element tables.

Assets can be made up of one or more elements. Elements are linked to assets in the database via the 'Element_to_asset' table (see Appendix Table A.2 in CompilingWaterDependentAssets.pdf in AnR_Documentation folder). An example of the relationship between assets and elements is given in Figure 5 which shows that the asset (Coolibah-Black Box

Woodlands of the Darling Riverine Plains and the Brigalow Belt South Bioregions, listed within the EPBC Act as a threatened ecological community) is composed of 3453 elements.

Purpose

For creation of asset list for bioregional assessment

Dataset History

The title of this dataset was changed from "Galilee Asset List database V9 20141202" on 20 April 2015.

The history of this dataset:

23/12/2013 Initial database

3/02/2014 removed the space at the beginning of Unnamed)_South Australian Arid Lands_66329 and (Unnamed)_South Australian Arid Lands_57834

3/02/2014 updated 207 Names in table AssetList using AssetName in table NRM_Water_Asset for those recodes from source WAIT_Burdekin

20/02/2014 The database is not changed. About 36 self intersect polygons in spatial data were fixed. New shapefile name for polygon is Galilee_AssetList_geoPolygon20140220.shp

23/04/2014 Errors found after handover to CSIRO. Updated immediately to v3.0.

23/04/2014 "Updated universally changing ""AssetID"" to ""ElementID"" and changing the name of the ""AssetList"" table to ""ElementList"". A table to include Queensland threatened species data has also been added, and ElementIDs added to the ""ElementList"" table."

24/04/2014 Queensland threatened species data updated to new sequence of ElementIDs. New spatial data provided [NAME]

5/05/2014 It is generally ready except calcification and asset area

8/07/2014 Changes to asset names for grouping elements into assets

02/12/2014 This version of Galilee asset database (V9) was updated for:

1) As required by Galilee assessment team, added 43 new assets (4143 elements) from QLD Queensland Regional Ecosystems data. Their AIDs are from 23460 to 23502.

(2) As required by Galilee assessment team, added 835 new polygon assets (1032 elements) and 91 new point assets (92 elements) from QLD (Jen Silcock) waterhole database. Their AIDs are from 23503 to 24428.

(3) As required by Galilee assessment team, reprocessed GDE data to incorporate GWDEP_DS values. GDE Asset number from previous 1491 was increased to 2265 new assets. You can find new GDE AIDs from previous AIDs by following table:

GWDEP_DS New AID

High potential for GW interaction' 20000+[Previous AID]*10 +1

'Identified in previous study: desktop' 20000+[Previous AID]*10 +2

Low potential for GW interaction' 20000+[Previous AID]*10 +3

Moderate potential for GW interaction' 20000+[Previous AID]*10 +4

NULL 20000+[Previous AID]*10 +5

Identified in previous study: fieldwork' 20000+[Previous AID]*10 +6

(4)As discoed with Galilee assessment team, we used the latest QLD point economic data such as bore data to reprocess relevant assets and elements. They are not repeat previous asset and elements as they got new element IDs, more elements and more accurate locations. Previously, there were 90 ( AIDs from 2214 - 2303) QLD groundwater economic assets and 57 ( AIDs from 2304- 2360) QLD surface water economic assets. Now, there are 96 ( AIDs from 2214 - 2309) QLD groundwater economic assets and 33 ( AIDs from 2310- 2342) QLD surface water economic assets. Although their AIDs are same and their names look same, but they may be not same thing.

Lineage:

Compiled for the Office of Water Science (OWS) Bioregional Assessment Programme.

Refer to associated documentation: AnR data description 20130925.doc


Source datasets:

Source code: WAIT: Burdekin; Desert Channels; Fitzroy; QMDC; SA; Southern Gulf; ERIN; QMDC_ERIN; SWQLD_ERIN

Description: Assets identified by the CMAs/NRMs. In datasets labelled "ERIN" some work was undertaken by ERIN to develop or add to spatial datasets provided/not provided by CMAs/NRM bodies.

Custodian: Burdekin; Desert Channels; Fitzroy; QMDC; Southern Gulf; SA Government; OWS/ERIN


Source code: DIWA

Description: Important wetlands from the "Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia" that intersect the Preliminary Assessment Extent (PAE).

Custodian: Department of the Environment


Source code: EAD

Description: (Water) Environmental Asset Database (EAD), based on descriptions from the CEWH. Identifies specific features of the Namoi and Barwon Rivers and fringing wetlands, and Lake Goran.

Custodian: Department of the Environment


Source code: GAB_GW_Recharge

Description: Identifies areas of groundwater recharge of the Great Artesian Basin.

Custodian: Geoscience Australia


Source code: CAPAD

Description: Compiled information on protected areas from state and territory Governments and other protected area managers, published in the Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database (CAPAD) 2010, which identifies protected areas from this dataset that intersect the PAE.

Custodian: Department of the Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARTMENT ONLY


Source code: GDEsub

Description: identifies components of ecosystems that may rely on the subsurface presence of groundwater (includes vegetation ecosystems).

Custodian: Bureau of Meteorology

Notes: Likely to contain spatial overlaps with other assets


Source code: GDEsur

Description: identifies components of ecosystems that may rely on the surface expression of groundwater.

Custodian: Bureau of Meteorology

Notes: Likely to contain spatial overlaps with other assets


Source code: IBA

Description: Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are sites of global bird conservation importance. Each IBA meets one of four global criteria used by BirdLife International. Identifies important bird areas (Bundurra-Barrabas and Pilliga) occurring within the PAE.

Custodian: Birds Australia


Source code: KEA_streams

Description: Identifies the physical parts of the Murray-Darling River system which provide habitat for the plants, animals, fish, invertebrates and microbes and combine to make the ecosystems of the Murray-Darling Basin. The data represents KEAs occurring within the Namoi PAE, mainly associated with the Namoi, Barwon and Mooki Rivers and Currabubula Creek.

Custodian: MDBA

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARTMENT ONLY


Source code: KEA_waterbody_AH

Description: Identifies the physical parts of the Murray-Darling River system which provide habitat for the plants, animals, fish, invertebrates and microbes and combine to make the ecosystems of the Murray-Darling Basin. The data represents KEAs occurring within the Namoi PAE associated with Lake Goran.

Custodian: MDBA

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARTMENT ONLY


Threatened Ecological Communities

Source code: TEC

Description: Modelled "known" and "likely" distributions of threatened ecological communities listed under the the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. TECs within the Namoi PAE include:

  • Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla dominant and co-dominant)

  • Coolibah - Black Box Woodlands of the Darling Riverine Plains and the Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

  • Natural Grasslands of the Queensland Central Highlands and the northern Fitzroy Basin

  • Semi-evergreen vine thickets of the Brigalow Belt (North and South) and Nandewar Bioregions

  • The community of native species dependent on natural discharge of groundwater from the Great Artesian Basin

  • Weeping Myall Woodlands

  • White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely''s Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland

Custodian: Department of the Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY


Source code: Ramsar

Description: Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Wetlands)

Under the Ramsar Criteria, wetlands should be selected for the Ramsar List on account of their international significance in terms of the biodiversity and uniqueness of their ecology, botany, zoology, limnology or hydrology. In addition, the Criteria indicates that in the first instance, wetlands of international importance to waterbirds at any season should be included on the Ramsar List.

Custodian: Department of Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY


Source code: National EPBC Species List

Description: Listed Threatened Species

This dataset describes modelled "known" and "likely" distributions of species of national environmental significance as listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999, including from categories: threatened, migratory and marine species, cetaceans and species in other countries covered by international agreements that Australia is a party to. Based on the Database of Species of National Environmental Significance.

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY


Source code: QLD_DERM PR Waterbodies and QLD_DERM PR Waterbodies_AboriginalMap

Description: Permanent and Semi-Permanent Waterbodies of the Lake Eyre Basin (Queensland and

South Australia) (DRAFT)

This dataset presents information about the distribution and permanency of waterholes,

springs, rockholes and lakes in the Queensland and South Australian sections of the Lake

Eyre Basin. Data was collected in 2008-2009, mostly from surveys of people with long-term

knowledge of certain water bodies. Wetland mapping programs in both states provided the

baseline data for waterholes and lakes (EPA 2005; Wainwright et al. 2006), while springs data

was compiled by Fensham & Fairfax (2005).

Custodian: Queensland Herbarium, Environmental Protection Agency


Source code: Qld_RegionalEcosystems

Description: endangered dominant REs from Queensland Regional ecosystems *

Custodian: Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts

Queensland Herbarium


Source code: Queensland Species with EPBC removed

Description: Queensland state Threatened fauna and flora with EPBC removed

Note: detailed descriptions of economic spatial data layers are found in documentation accompanying the economic assets on the BA repository, rather than within this document.


Source code: QLD_ DNRM_ECON_GW and QLD_ DNRM_ECON_SW

Description: Queensland state economic spatial data

Note: detailed descriptions of economic spatial data layers are found in documentation accompanying the economic assets on the BA repository, rather than within this document.


WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY -----

Natural, Historic and Indigenous Heritage Places A number of different lists and registers exist of natural, historic and Indigenous heritage places throughout Australia. These are not comprehensive lists of heritage places, but lists of the places that have been identified and recorded up to the present time. The following registers include places which may be considered as assets under the Bioregional Assessments Program:

Source code: NatHeritage

Description: National Heritage List. Natural, historic and Indigenous places that are of outstanding national heritage value to the Australian nation.

Source code: RNE

Description: Register of the National Estate Archive of information about more than 13,000 places throughout Australia.

Custodian: Department of Environment

Source code: WHA

Description: World Heritage Areas

The World Heritage Convention aims to promote cooperation among nations to protect heritage from around the world that is of such outstanding universal value that its conservation is important for current and future generations.

Custodian: Department of Environment

Use Limitations Limited for use only for the Office of Water Science Bioregional Assessments Program. Refer to source dataset metadata as referenced in the AnR data description document provided.

Access Contraints Limited for use only for the Office of Water Science Bioregional Assessments Program. Some source datasets used in the compilation of this asset list are confidential. Refer to source dataset metadata as referenced in the AnR data description document provided.

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2013) Asset database for the Galilee subregion on 2 December 2014. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 12 December 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/a1af8e47-4ed0-4fc9-b7e3-edd49912d3a6.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Asset database for the Galilee subregion on 2 December 2014
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Restricted access. This dataset is not available for public distribution.
Data Status completed
Update Frequency asNeeded
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/45c2d098-f88a-4919-95c8-e1d4c0f1e523
Date Published 2016-03-31
Date Updated 2019-11-20
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
bioregionalassessments@environment.gov.au
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction NONE
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program